|Making homemade seed tapes. |
Watch a great video at the bottom of this story!
|Our long seed tapes|
Small paint brushes
Flour paste mixed with equal parts water and flour 1:1 ratio
Pen or marker pen
|Seed tapes rolled and ready!|
- We used the brush side of the brush to dab a dot of the flour past. We used the opposite end to pick up the tiny seeds and put them on the dot. If you put just a tiny dab of flour past on the opposite end, you could consistently pick up about 3 seeds at a time. We put about 3 seeds for each dot in case of seed failure.
- Before rolling up the seed tapes, at the end we marked the name of the crop, how deep to sow them, and how long the seed tape is. Our conference room table is 10' long, so we would make two 10' tapes and one 8' tape for each row.
- When the tapes were rolled up, we put them in plastic baggies. This will keep moisture away from them, and on planting day will be easy to give to the volunteers for each planting row!